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Bill boosting fines for pedestrian safety violations clears Assembly panel
Legislation to raise fines for pedestrian safety violations to pay for road improvements, enforcement and education programs is another step closer to becoming law
Officials push for New Jersey health insurance enrollment
New Jersey and federal officials called on uninsured residents to enroll in a health care plan before the end of an Affordable Care Act open enrollment period.
N.J. wants to adopt more rigorous standards for teacher candidates
NJ lawmakers approve Moose's Law, more oversight over police equipment
Two bills to increase oversight over police acquisitions of military equipment were sent to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk Thursday during a busy Assembly voting session that also featured a vote to approve animal-cruelty legislation inspired by a Burlington County dog’s death.
Assembly to consider Moose's Law during makeup voting session
New Jersey lawmakers are expected to vote on legislation to allow judges to bar some people convicted of animal cruelty from owning pets during a makeup voting session scheduled in place of one canceled earlier this week because of an impending snowstorm.
Editorial: More teacher training for teen suicide prevention
Using the power of law to prevent tragedy should be every state legislature’s goal. New Jersey lawmakers are doing just that by working to better train school teachers in suicide prevention.
The List: Top 10 Lawmakers Influencing Education Policy in New Jersey
With the governor preoccupied with a potential run for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, the state's lawmakers may play a greater in role in education legislation
Teachers would get more training on suicide under bill
Public school teachers would undergo more suicide prevention education under a proposal from a bipartisan group of New Jersey lawmakers.